Conveyancing and Recording

ORS 93.120
Words of inheritance unnecessary to convey fee

  • conveyances deemed to convey all grantor’s estate

The term “heirs,” or other words of inheritance, is not necessary to create or convey an estate in fee simple. Any conveyance of real estate passes all the estate of the grantor, unless the intent to pass a lesser estate appears by express terms, or is necessarily implied in the terms of the grant.

Notes of Decisions

This section was not designed to inhibit inquiry into the grantor’s intent where he has used ambiguous language in his deed. Cappelli v. Justice, 262 Or 120, 496 P2d 209 (1972)


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